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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm currently going full-on bobber, airbox is now gone, side panel gone and battery will be hidden in a small ammo pouch bolted on the side. I want exposed pods and will be avoiding rain, but,.. am I right in thinking pods on a u-bend right out in the open is much more effective than behind the carbs/FI unit?

Thanks for the brace tip, a brass bracket is on my list of things to make.


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no air flows best in a stright line being out in the open wont help.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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no air flows best in a stright line being out in the open wont help.
Thanks Mike, a definitive answer!

And yes Retro, too soon!


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Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Back in high school (in the 60's) I can remember guys putting funnel shaped objects on their carbs and pointing them forward, claiming that at speed the air would be funneled and condensed so you would get a sort of ram air effect. Thinking back on it, that would seem to make them run leaner and might improve power a little at higher speed, but the idea of pointing an air filter into the air when you're blocking the front of the air cleaner, then "bending" the air through a 90 degree intake doesn't sound like a great idea.

I've seen similar systems to this on Harleys, but have no idea how effective they are.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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If It was such a good idea, don't you think all the boffins at the factories would have designed the carbs to be facing forward on the engines from the factory?? just saying.....
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'd expect it to wake me up with a cup of tea and a blowjob for that money.

You could always ask the male technician when he arrives to do the install. Sometimes if you don't ask, you don't get
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #26 (permalink)
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OK, so I'll be the oddball here: I like the look, it'd be cool on a bobber project, or even a cafe'd bike. Don't know about the performance aspects, but I doubt it would hurt (except in the rain of course). Pricey, but we've all blown a few sheckels on prettybits.

And most cars made since the mid 1980s have the main air inlets piped in through the grille, producing this same pseudo-ramair effect. Who am I to argue with GM, Nissan, etc.?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Crikey! You guys are cold. I added the kit after getting a couple of inquires as to availability. Now, who would buy one after reading all of this? I mean, the humility and scorn... I'd rather be a hospital switchboard operator. (too soon?)

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Knowing my luck, this would be my technician...
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I mean, the humility and scorn... I'd rather be a hospital switchboard operator. (too soon?)

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of doing this set up on my Speedmaster. Would sticking the filters right out in the open make a big difference? And what about silicone hoses instead of stainless? Not stiff enough?

how wide you going to spread you legs with such a thing on your bike????????????
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